San José State University
Mathematics Department
Math 105, Concepts in Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Sections 2 & 3, Fall 2009
Instructor:
Shweta Gupta
Office:
Science building 321A
Phone:
(O) 4089245229, (M) 8126065006
Email:
[email protected]
(best way to reach me)
Webpage
:
http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty_and_staff/faculty_detail.jsp?id=3260
Office Hours
:
Tuesdays: 3:00  5:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00  5:00 PM
Class days/time:
TTh 9:00
–
10:15 AM
TTh 10:30
–
11:45 AM
Description of the Course:
Mathematics 105,
Concepts in Mathematics, Probability and Statistics
, is the second course in a three
course sequence designed for prospective elementary teachers of mathematics. The following topics will
be covered: functions and algebraic reasoning, proportional reasoning, probability and statistics. Problem
solving techniques and technology will be a significant part of the course.
Text:
Beckmann, Sybilla (2008)
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, 2
nd
edition
, AddisonWesley
Beckmann, Sybilla (2008)
Activities Manual
to accompany
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, 2
nd
edition
, AddisonWesley
Grading Policy:
Your grade will be determined in the following manner:
Homework
20%
Class Participation
5%
Group Projects (2)
10%
Field Experience
10%
Quizzes (3)
15%
Exams (2)
20%
Comprehensive Final
20%
Makeup Exams:
Makeups for exams are permitted only in extreme circumstances, and only if the instructor is notified
within 24 hours before the exam. Acceptable documentation must be provided for your absence.
Grading Scale:
A:
92100 ;
A:
9091
B:
8287;
B+:
8889;
B:
8081
C:
7277;
C+:
7879;
C:
7071
D:
6267;
D+:
6869;
D:
6061
F:
0
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Course Grade Advisory:
A grade of C or better in Math 105 is required in order for you to be eligible to take Math 106. A grade
of C or better in Math 105 MAY be required by your major in order for you to graduate and/or for
verification of subject matter competency prior to admission to the credential program. Please check with
an advisor from your own major regarding minimum grade or grade point average requirements.
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Policies:
1.
Attendance and participation are vital to your success in this course, since many of the activities done
during class cannot be found in the book.
Not only will your regular attendance enable you to remain
current on topics and assignments, it will enable you to enjoy the rich experience of investigating
mathematics with your peers.
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